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  • Dementia from a Pet’s Point of View

    Fetch!  Come!  Sit!  Stay!  Remember! So, I’ve given away that I’m a dog owner rather than a cat or other pet, but the commands here underscore findings from research reported at a recent meeting of the American Academy of...

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  • It All Begins with a Mouse

    I don’t know how many of us would like to live full-time in Disney World, but most of us have some very fond memories of maybe the early days with the Mickey Mouse Club or a trip to one...

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  • A COVID “Tech Boom” Among Seniors?

    “Necessity is the mother of invention” is most often attributed to Plato, although he actually wrote, “Our need will be the real creator.”  But you get the point.  This often-quoted phrase, however, really sums up what many are referring...

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  • The “Other” Health Concerns for Older Adults

    It was just two weeks ago that I underscored the fact that “older adults have a greater fear of Alzheimer’s than of any other medical condition.”  Okay, but that doesn’t mean that there are no other health care concerns...

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  • The Fear is Mutual: What Caregivers to Alzheimer’s Patients Need to Know

    I’ve talked about this often in past posts: older adults have a greater fear of Alzheimer’s than of any other medical condition.  In a recent survey, 39% of adults over age 55 feared Alzheimer’s while cancer trailed with 30%...

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  • After COVID, What Next…Parkinson’s?

    We are all too familiar with the alarming death rates of those who contract COVID, and the hyper-transmissibility of the omicron variant especially among those who have not been vaccinated.  Researchers at the University of Colorado have been studying...

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  • It’s Not a Resolution – It’s Self-Care

    A caregiver to an older loved one or other person with special needs takes care of everything, right?  A caregiver is the one who gets the call in the middle of the work day … and in the middle...

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  • Not Where You’d Expect Protection from Dementia

    You may recall the debate on approving Biogen’s Aduhelm for Alzheimer’s this past year.  Prior to this approval there had been no new therapies for almost two decades.  And honestly, none of the earlier therapies…or seemingly even Aduhelm…provided much...

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